Beautiful Custom Jewelry Giveaway from Lisa Leonard Designs

[Update: And the winner is… Jody from Mommy Moment! Congratulations!! Thanks to everyone for entering this fun giveaway! ] It’s time for another fun giveaway — this one from the lovely and super-talented Lisa Leonard from Lisa Leonard Designs! If you have not seen her beautiful custom jewelry before, it is amazing! Each piece is […]

Volunteering Fun at the Food Co-op

I took Emily with me for a fun day of volunteering at our local food co-op! The co-op features lots of fabulous local, organic food: cereals, pastas, meats, cheeses, eggs, milk, etc. She was very excited to be able to help out. We both put on our aprons and got to work — we were […]

EcoStore USA Review and Giveaway

I use many different kinds of Earth-friendly cleaning products in our household, so when EcoStore USA contacted me to do a review and giveaway I was very intrigued. EcoStore USA is an e-commerce site that sells plant-based, non-toxic household cleaning, baby, and personal care items. I chose to review the Naturally Antibacterial Spray Cleaner and […]

Thrift Store Finds – Fabric Galore!

Oh, I have big plans for this pile of fabric found in the form of sheets and pillowcases at our local thrift store. The color theme for this weekend was pale yellow, light sage green, peach, and tan. I scored the entire set for just $11.00! I love that this baby girl was almost as […]

Cheap Thrills

Armed with a roll of pennies, I took Emily to a local outdoor shopping mall to make 50 wishes in the fountain. Among her many wishes, these were my favorites: “I wish Daddy had a new car.” “I wish… I wish……. I had a fountain…. in my ROOM!!” “I wish I could be five years […]

Shopping with Intention

Now that Emily has recovered from this incident, I took her to Dollar Tree this afternoon for a special shopping trip to fill some Jared Boxes for our local hospital. If you are not familiar with Jared Boxes, you can read more about them here. Basically, the idea is to fill a shoebox-sized plastic container […]

$10 Barnes and Noble Gift Card Caption Contest

I thought this would be a fun contest! Emily woke up on the wrong side of the bed one morning and wasn’t her usual cheerful self. For your chance to win a $10 gift card to Barnes and Noble, leave a comment with a caption to the photo above. I am not affiliated with Barnes […]

$5 Friday — Outdoor Picnic Snack for Five Bucks

This Memorial Day weekend, I’m sure there will be lots of picnics and barbecues. For $5 Friday, I took the girls with me for a special trip to the grocery store to see how far we could stretch our $5 for an outdoor picnic snack!  Here’s what we purchased for less than $5: 1 lb. organic carrots […]

Teaching Kids the Art of Thrift Shopping

We have been experiencing a block of insanely beautiful and warm weather here recently, and I suddenly realized Emily’s Spring/Summer wardrobe is severely lacking. Since she is built similarly to a bean pole, I tend to have a difficult time finding pants that fit her. Thankfully, shorts and skirts are much easier. So I brought her along […]

What’s in your pantry?

Since I only do grocery shopping once a month, a well-stocked pantry is a necessity. Here are some of our favorite healthy and inexpensive pantry foods: Oatmeal Brown Rice Whole Wheat Pasta Dried Beans Potatoes Canned Tuna Peanut Butter Canned Tomatoes I’m very curious to find out what you keep in your pantry. Leave a […]

Free Menu Planner

Here is the worksheet I use to create our weekly menus. It is free for download, and if you post it on your blog, I would really appreciate a link back to Frugal Family Fun Blog. Thanks so much! It is simple, but it works for us. To get more menu planning ideas, see this […]

The Secrets to Once a Month Grocery Shopping

If you have never tried once a month grocery shopping, February is the perfect month to start!  With just 28 days, if you are already accustomed to shopping every other week, once a month shopping for this month will not feel like much of a stretch.  Here are some tips to get started: Leave the […]

Thrift Store Finds — Woo Hoo!

I have been on the look-out for next year’s holiday dresses for the girls, and at the thrift store today I found these gorgeous dresses (in next year’s sizes)!  Aren’t they beautiful? Emily’s cost just $4.99!  Clara’s was $3.99, but they had a sale for 50% off all blue tagged merchandize, making this cute dress […]

Top 5 Things to Buy Used

Photo by DIY City Mag I am a huge fan of shopping at thrift stores, consignment shops, and yard sales for used items.  Not only is this a great money-saving strategy, it is also better for the environment.  Buying used requires less resources to produce, and helps keep waste out of landfills.   Here is […]